Happy New Year everyone! Let’s kick it off with some fresh links.
In Mariners news...
- Kyle Lewis, making yet another appearance in an interview.
- Keynan Middleton has quite an arm.
Nothing much to see here just new Mariner Keynan Middleton firing a baseball the length of a football field pic.twitter.com/wkMjFmfhkw— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) January 1, 2021
Around the league...
- The Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith to their minor league coaching roster, making her the first Black woman to serve as a professional baseball coach.
- The Red Sox have made it publicly known that they are hoping for a reunion with outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr.
- Somehow I didn’t know this was coming, and it feels weird.
After 20-year run, today is last day #Brewers home will be known as Miller Park. Thanks for the memories. At 12:01 a.m. it becomes American Family Field.— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 31, 2020
- Michael Clair remembers the unique career of Royals utilityman Bill Pecota.
- Gordon Wittenmyer at NBC Sports calls the Yu Darvish trade embarrassing for the Cubs.
- Some details on the arrangement between San Diego and its newest infielder.
Ha-Seong Kim Padres deal: $28M, 4 years. Plus incentives on plate appearances that could make it $32M.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 31, 2020
- Eric Boehm talks about the taxpayer-funded stadiums around the country that will no longer host professional baseball teams following the recent minor league cuts.